La is a rice farmer from Cambodia. She has two daughters and five sons. She likes to spend time with her family when not working.
Ten years ago, La had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in her right ear to perforate. For this reason, La experiences hearing loss, ear discharge, pus, tinnitus, and ear pain. She cannot communicate easily with others.
La traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On January 2, she will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in her right ear. During this procedure, surgeons will close the perforation. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $423 to fund this procedure. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care.
She says, “I hope my hearing improves so I can get back home.”